Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 6th Season
Office: 828-669-8012 x3420
Josh Riccardi begins his fifth year as the Assistant Coach of the Men's Soccer program. Coach Riccardi oversees the growth and development of the Reserve Team, focusing on individual goals and helping his players reach the pinnacle of their potential both academically and athletically. He also assists the Men's Varsity team.
Riccardi, a Montreat alum, played three years for the Cavaliers. Though a defender at heart, he transformed into a player that could be put into any position on the field. While a player, the Cavaliers continued to improve, culminating in two post season appearances.
Five years ago, the Montreat Men's soccer program expanded to include a Reserves squad and Coach Riccardi has been at it's reigns ever since. With an intense focus on the development of the player's technical abilities, Riccardi has pushed some players to later become important figures on the Varsity squad.
Josh Riccardi is originally from Clearwater, Florida where he attended St. Petersburg College before finishing his academic career at Montreat College. He now resides is Black Mountain, North Carolina. His favorite verse is Proverbs 27:19. Coach Riccardi is a USSF State D license holder.